Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Mathematics, University of Northern Iowa B.A. Humanities, University of Northern Iowa
Mr. Matthew Waldschmitt
9th Grade Mathematics Teacher, Team Leadership
I am a graduate of Ankeny High School (Go Hawks!) and University of Northern Iowa (Go Panthers!). Prior to joining the Ankeny team, I taught high school math at Grinnell High School. My wife, Heather, also teaches in the school district and we have a daughter, Ellie, a newborn son, Everett, and dog, Herky.
I teach math. As a math teacher, I strive to teach kids to translate reality into math and back, and to give them tools like logarithms, graphing, and factoring to do it. I also have a responsibility to teach things like respect, problem solving, teamwork skills, confidence, curiosity, etc. Luckily, math is a great medium through which to teach these things. I strive to make my classroom a positive learning environment where my students can be challenged, encouraged, and have fun! I am very excited to have you in my class this year and let me know if I can assist you in any way. You can find me in person in Room 1116 at Southview.
Hours of availability include the following:
M, T, Th, F: 7:45 - 8:05 & 3:35 - 4:00
W: 3:35 - 4:00